FOOD FOR OCCASIONAL USE
By Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© February 2017, LD Wilson Consultants, inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
For development. The dietary advice below is to produce the fastest development and consequently the best health for a human being. For details about this topic, read Development.
For this purpose, foods are divided into three groups. These are:
2. Food For occasional use (The subject of this article).
3. Forbidden Foods.
II. FOOD FOR OCCASIONAL USE
You do not need to eat any of the foods for occasional use. However, they add variety to the diet and can serve as treats, especially for children.
Fast and slow oxidizers. The foods listed below are okay for both those with a fast or a slow oxidation rate. However, fast oxidizers need to eat 1 tablespoon of extra fat or oil per meal. Slow oxidizers need to avoid any extra fat besides that which is in their food.
THE LIST OF OCCASIONAL FOODS
Beef. Eat this only once a week, or not at all. Beef today is all hybridized. Most beef cows have been bred to produce a special meat that people like, but they have not been bred for health.
As a result, most beef is somewhat irritating to the intestinal tract. As a result, please limit your intake of beef, even naturally-raised and organic beef.
Fish. Sardines are the best fish for development. However, you may eat some smelt, herring, anchovies or other tiny fish once or twice a week. Do not eat any other fish, including salmon, trout or others. They are all too high in mercury.
Dried Beans. Up to twice per week you may have a serving of dried beans such as lentils, kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, black-eyed peas, aduki beans or other beans.
These are decent foods. However, they are low in etheric energy and fairly yin, so it is best to limit them for the purposes of development.
Tofu and tempeh. These are lower quality proteins, so please only eat them at most once per week.
All vegetables, with the exception of those listed in the article Food For Daily Use, should only be eaten once or twice weekly, at the most. You need not eat the vegetables for occasional use at all.
Roots: parsnips, turnips, black radish, beets, celery root, sweet potatoes, and yams. If you eat sweet potatoes or yams, limit the amount per serving to no more than ½ cup because these vegetables are very starchy.
Cruciferous vegetables: green cabbage or broccoli.
Greens: Swiss chard, spinach, kale, green cabbage, watercress, mustard greens, carrot greens, beet greens, collard greens and perhaps others. These need to be cooked.
A small salad is okay once or twice per week for variety only. Salads are not necessary on this program. Raw vegetables are too yin and the minerals in raw vegetables are difficult to absorb.
Other: corn on the cob, okra, and celery are also foods for occasional use. Corn on the cob is a nice treat if it is fresh.
Frozen and canned vegetables. Once or twice a week frozen vegetables are okay, if you want them. However, they are not as good as most fresh vegetables.
Canned vegetables are also not as good as fresh ones, although they are much better than not eating any vegetables at all.
The problems with frozen and canned food are:
1. Often the food is old. Even though food is “preserved” by freezing, canning, salting or drying, food that is old is not as nutritious as fresh food. The etheric energy of a food diminishes with time, even if the food is not spoiled. For this reason, do not leave frozen or canned vegetables around the house. Eat them as soon as possible.
2. Frozen and canned food often has chemicals added to them that further diminish their nutritional value. For example, many frozen vegetables are sprayed with EDTA to maintain their color. This may not be on the label.
EDTA works by removing minerals near the surface of the food that normally “tarnish” or oxidize and turn the food an ugly brown. Removing minerals, however, diminishes the value of the food.
The only highly recommended canned food is sardines, which are best this way and usually not available fresh.
GRAINS OR CEREALS
Breads. Avoid all wheat bread and all multi-grain breads that usually contains a lot of wheat. Also, limit all bread to no more than two servings per week, at most. Bread is cooked at high temperature and is not the best food.
NUTS AND SEEDS
All nuts and seeds, with the exception of toasted or roasted almond butter, are foods for occasional use. This also includes nut and seed butters.
FATS AND OILS
Olive oil. Some olive oil is okay. However, it is somewhat yin, so do not have a lot of olive oil.
Coconut and palm oil. Have these at most once a week, and preferably avoid them. They are too yin.
Avocado. Have this only once a week or not at all. It is too yin.
Refined vegetable oils. While a little is okay, these oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids, so do not use much of them. They include oils such as corn, sunflower, safflower, peanut, sesame, hazelnut, grapeseed, canola and others.
The oil found with organic blue corn chips is needed, so it is okay.
Fresh hempseed and flaxseed oils. These are yin and go rancid quickly. So please minimize their use to no more than a little once a week.
A little spice is okay to add to food, but do not add a lot of condiments and spices to your food. Many tend to be yin and somewhat irritating or otherwise toxic.
Sweeteners that may be used once in a while are xylitol and stevia. Please do not use these more than two times per week, however.
TREATS FOR CHILDREN
For children, mainly, a treat once a week can be helpful. This will not ruin the program, and can help keep peace at home.
The treat could be a few berries, a little plain ice cream, a little peanut butter or other nut butter, a little apple sauce, or another item that the child likes.
The best treats are food for daily use such as whipped cream on vegetables or on something else. Do not just give children a treat because you think they need it, or because the child behaved well that week. Use these treats only if a child is uncooperative and the treats are helpful. Be sure the child follows the diet the rest of the week.